Genevieve Cohn

Genevieve Cohn’s paintings draw from a past, present and future that is both historical and imaginative to depict communities of women. The artist’s compositions use imagery and ideologies drawn from the Women’s Land Army of World War I and II, as well as female separatist communities, fairy tales and literary fiction. Cohn’s work acknowledges a world—neither past nor future, but somehow both—where female power is derived from collaboration, self-endowed agency and connection with the natural world.


Genevieve Cohn received an MFA in Painting and Drawing from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana in 2018. The artist received a BA in Art, Culture & Communications from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York in 2014.

Exhibitions of Cohn’s work have taken place at: Beehive in Boston, Massachusetts (2020); Jackson Dinsdale Art Center Gallery in Hastings, Nebraska (2020); Paradigm Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2020); John Waldron Arts Center in Bloomington, Indiana (2019); Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts (2019); Every Woman Biennial in New York City (2019); Pace University in New York City (2019); B.J. Spoke Gallery in Huntington, New York (2019); Online Exhibition Show #55 with Field Projects in New York City (2019); Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont (2018); Seville in Seville, Spain (2018); Untitled Light Gallery in Chicago, Illinois (2018); The Putney School in Putney, Vermont (2018); ARC Gallery in Chicago, Illinois (2018 and 2017); Studio Oh in Chicago, Illinois (2017); Indiana University Northwest in Gary, Indiana (2017); The Painting Center in New York City (2017 and 2016); Grunwald Gallery in Bloomington, Indiana (2017 and 2016); West Hartford Art League in West Hartford, Connecticut (2016); and Fuller Projects in Bloomington, Indiana (2016).

Cohn has been the recipient of the Hopper Prize in 2019. The artist has participated in numerous residencies, including: Fiore Art Center Residency in Jefferson, Maine (2019); Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont (2019 and 2018); Visiting Artist at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York (2019); Ragdale Foundation Residency in Lake Forest, Illinois (2019); and AIRGentum Artist Residency in Seville, Spain (2018).